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Ponder to start for Vikings

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Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Friday that Christian Ponder will start Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.

Josh Freeman, meanwhile, will not play because of a concussion he sustained in his first start with the team Monday against the New York Giants.

Freeman has passed some of the NFL's concussion tests, but has not been cleared to play. Former NFL player and current NBC analyst Rodney Harrison questioned Freeman's injury on Thursday, implying that he is faking. Freeman responded to Harrison's claims by saying, "All I can do is live in my truth."

Frazier said he saw no signs of Freeman's head injury during the loss to the Giants. Freeman struggled, completing 20 of 53 passes for 193 yards with an interception.

Freeman thinks the injury occurred during the third quarter but said he never told the team about any symptoms until Tuesday.

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